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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) drives against Phoenix Suns guard Jevon Carter (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has 17 points, 10 assists; Grizzlies top Suns 108-104

Jan. 18, 2021 9:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 17 points and 10 assists and took a key charge late as the Memphis Grizzlies won their fifth straight, beating the Phoenix Suns 108-104 on Monday. Morant assisted on Grayson Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:06 left to give Memphis a 101-98 lead, then scored on a drive...

People walk across the quiet Legislative Plaza in front of the State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The FBI warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation's Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Another Tennessee man charged with breaching US Capitol

Jan. 17, 2021 6:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Sunday with participating in the raid at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, federal authorities said. Blake Austin Reed, 35, of Nashville, was arrested by FBI agents in Nashville, said David W. Boling, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office for the...

Not a Coffee Shop aims to create conversation, change

Jan. 17, 2021 12:01 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The creator of a new coffee club in the Heights neighborhood seeks to create conversations about the historical intersection between Black people and one of the world’s most popular drinks. Three days a week, those driving or walking on National Street will see a sign...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) goes to the basket next to Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight

Jan. 16, 2021 11:51 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant returned to the Memphis lineup after missing eight games with an ankle injury and scored 17 points, leading the Grizzlies to a 106-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Morant, who sprained his left ankle Dec. 28 at Brooklyn, added six assists. Rookie...

Memphis' health concerns cancels game at No. 16 USF women

Jan. 16, 2021 8:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Tigers have canceled their Sunday game at No. 16 South Florida, choosing not to play because of health and safety concerns. Memphis (2-7) announced the decision Saturday. American Athletic Conference policy gives the final decision to play specific games — or not...

Another Tennesseean charged with taking part in Capitol raid

Jan. 16, 2021 6:58 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another Tennessee man has been charged with taking part in the raid at the U.S. Capitol, federal authorities said Saturday. Jack Jesse Griffith, known online as Juan Bibiano, was arrested in Gallatin by the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Memphis man charged in U.S. Capitol raid

Jan. 15, 2021 4:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A second Tennessee man has been arrested and charged with taking part in the raid at the U.S. Capitol last week, federal authorities said Friday. Matthew Bledsoe, of Memphis, has been charged with illegally entering or remaining in a restricted building, and violent entry and...

FILE - In an Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, fans wait in line outside Graceland, Elvis Presley's Memphis home, in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley’s Graceland says it will reopen Thursday, May 21, 2020 after it shut down tours and exhibits due to the new coronavirus outbreak. The tourist attraction in Memphis, Tennessee, said Sunday that it has adjusted its tours, and restaurant and retail operations, since it closed in March. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Elvis Presley's Graceland starting live virtual tours

Jan. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley's Graceland is now offering live online tours for fans around the world, including those who can't travel to the Tennessee tourist attraction during the coronavirus pandemic. Graceland said the two-hour guided tours will take virtual visitors into Presley's former...

University of Memphis' first Black professor dies

Jan. 13, 2021 9:53 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Miriam DeCosta-Willis, the University of Memphis' first Black professor and a participant in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, has died, the school said. She was 86. DeCosta-Willis died Thursday at home, surrounded by family, the university said in a statement. A cause...

Hamilton County Health Department worker Shelly Donahue gives a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine near the Hubert Fry Center at the Tennessee Riverpark, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Hamilton County Health Department continued distributing vaccines following the State of Tennessee's response plan at their Vaccination Drive-Thru Point of Dispensing. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Tennessee doctors group turns to lawmakers for mask mandate

Jan. 12, 2021 6:14 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of Tennessee doctors that has been pushing Gov. Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate turned its attention to the legislature Tuesday, the first day of the 2021 legislative session. Speaking to reporters via videoconference, Dr. Diana Sepehri-Harvey, a Franklin primary care...